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  Worldwide Government Positions On War On Iraq - Karr.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This article describes the positions of world governments prior to the actual initiation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and not their current positions as they may have changed since then
The United States, under the administration of George W. Bush, argued that Saddam Hussein was a threat to global peace, a vicious tyrant, and a sponsor of international terrorism.
Shortly before the Iraq war began, the US government announced that 49 countries were joined in a "coalition of the willing" in favor of forcibly removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, with some number of other countries expressing their support in private.
www.worthaclick.com /encyclopedia/Worldwide_government_positions_on_war_on_Iraq   (902 words)

  
  Iran-Iraq War - MSN Encarta
Iraq also mustered civilians not normally called on to fight, and by the mid-1980s its population was severely strained.
Both Iran and Iraq sacrificed their considerable oil wealth to the war for nearly a decade, and Iraq was forced to borrow heavily, especially from its allies on the Arabian Peninsula.
Iraq withdrew from Iranian territory, agreed to restore the 1975 border, and engaged in a large-scale prisoner exchange.
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 ipedia.com: 2003 invasion of Iraq Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Casualties in the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq
Many hoped that the war could act as a catalyst for democracy and peace in the Middle East, and that once Iraq became democratic and prosperous other nations would quickly follow suit, and thus the social environment that allowed terrorism to flourish would be eliminated.
Popular opposition to war on Iraq led to global protests, and the war was criticized by Belgium, Russia, France, the People's Republic of China, Germany, Switzerland, The Vatican, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, the Arab League, the African Union and others.
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 Worldwide government positions on war on Iraq - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This article primarily describes the positions of governments prior to the actual initiation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and not their positions as they may have changed since then.
The US government announced that 49 countries are joined in a "coalition of the willing" to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, with some number of other countries expressing their support in private.
The governments of countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia have shown their support by allowing the U.S. to use their air strips and military bases, however, the level of public support in those countries of military action remains to be seen.
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 Worldwide_government_positions_on_war_on_Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This position was later supported by Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury Paul Henry O'Neill who stated that the administration had sought for a reason to invade Iraq ever since Bush took office, with potential oil spoils charted in early documents.
His critics and the proponents of the Iraq war suggested that he was using the controversy of the war and appealing to the anti-American sentiment felt by the German public for the sole purpose of gaining popularity and winning.
During the Iraq war, the Canadian Minister of National Defence, John McCallum, said that if an American ship was attacked while under a Canadian warship's protection, the captain would not have asked if the shells were from terrorists or the Iraqi military before firing back.
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 Foreign Policy In Focus | Global Affairs Commentary | The Coming War With Iraq: Deciphering the Bush Administration's ...
Iraq, by contrast, possesses no nuclear weapons today and is thought to be several years away from producing one, even under the best of circumstances.
Iraq may possess some chemical and biological weapons and a dozen or so Scud-type missiles that were hidden at the end of the 1991 Gulf war, but it is not known whether any of these items are still in working order and available for military use.
Iraq is the ONLY country in the world with sufficient reserves to balance Saudi Arabia: at least 112 billion barrels in proven reserves, and as much as 200-300 billion barrels of potential reserves.
www.fpif.org /commentary/2003/0301warreasons_body.html   (4143 words)

  
 Iraq War - The 2003 Invasion of Iraq
The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 20, 2003, when forces belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq.
After approximately three weeks of fighting, Iraq's Ba'athist government was toppled and a U.S.-led occupation of Iraq began.
The international community was divided on the legitimacy of this invasion; see worldwide government positions on war on Iraq.
www.iraq-war.ws   (314 words)

  
 2003 Invasion of Iraq
Many probagated the claim that the war could act as a catalyst for democracy and peace in the Middle East, and that once Iraq became democratic and prosperous other nations would quickly follow suit, and thus the social environment that allowed terrorism to flourish would be eliminated.
Opponents of the Iraq war disagreed with many of the arguments presented by the administration, attacking them variously as being untrue, inadequate to justify a pre-emptive war, or likely to have results different from the administration's intentions.
Ultimately, the Iraq war was presented as largely being a case of removing banned weapons from Iraq.
webpages.charter.net /wisconsinlegion-7thdistrict/2003_Iraqi_War.htm   (3396 words)

  
 Iraq War -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Iraq war or war in Iraq is both an informal and formal term for military conflicts in Iraq that began with the invasion of 2003.
The war was unpopular from the outset in many Coalition countries, as reflected in opinion polls and widespread protests, including the largest worldwide protest in human history, on February 15th, 2003: a day of Global protests against war on Iraq.
The War of Iraq (2003) was the war in the Middle East country of Iraq, which resulted from the the Iraq disarmament crisis of late 2002 and began with the invasion of 2003.
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 Governments' positions pre-2003 invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shortly before the Iraq war began, the US government announced that 49 countries were joined in a "coalition of the willing" in favor of forcibly removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq, with some number of other countries expressing their support in private.
This position was later supported by Bush's former Secretary of the Treasury Paul Henry O'Neill who stated that the administration had sought for a reason to invade Iraq ever since Bush took office, with potential oil spoils charted in early documents.
His critics and the proponents of the Iraq war suggested that he was using the controversy of the war and appealing to the anti-American sentiment felt by the German public for the sole purpose of gaining popularity and winning.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Worldwide_government_positions_on_war_on_Iraq   (5436 words)

  
 NPR : Beyond the War with Iraq : Timeline
The Bush administration says the war in Iraq has cost $20 billion and is likely to cost another $20 billion over the next five months.
Listen to an April 11, 2003, White House news briefing on the war in Iraq.
U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks says the war in Iraq is on schedule, pointing to the allies' control of southern Iraq's oil fields and much of western Iraq as campaign successes.
www.npr.org /news/specials/iraq2003/war_timeline.html   (3293 words)

  
 The war on Iraq Why I oppose it
war in Iraq has divided America like nothing since Vietnam, and that the hate we once reserved for terrorists we are now spewing at one another.
The Iraq war resolution Congress approved with a mob-like majority last week is the Tonkin of our day.Like Bush with Iraq today, Johnson back then didn't have the facts to back up his demand for war on North Vietnam.
Study of Revenge: Saddam Hussein's Unfinished War Against America, a book published by AEI in 2000 which makes it clear that Mylroie and the neocon hawks worked hand in glove to push her theory that Iraq was behind the '93 Trade Center bombing.
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 Protests against the Iraq War information - Search.com
These demonstrations against the war were mainly organized by anti-war organisations, many of whom had been formed in opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan.
Protests were held worldwide in opposition to a war with Iraq, including in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, Argentina, and the United States, where Americans attended a rally in Washington, DC.
The right-wing Italian government under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had supported the war; Italy's largest electric company, Enel, which is 60 percent owned by the government, forced Radio Città Aperta and Radio Onda Rossa off the air as they were preparing to broadcast extensive coverage of street protests against Bush's visit.
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 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Iraq War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Iraq War or War in Iraq, is both an informal and a formal American term for the military conflict in Iraq including the 2003 Invasion of Iraq by the United States and United Kingdom, overthrow of the governing regime, ocupation and subsequent military activities by US, UK and other forces.
The term Iraq war is often left uncapitalized to indicate the legal informality and the lack of clarity in distinguishing among various operations and violent episodes.
The "War of Iraq" refers to the war proper, beginning with the 2003 invasion, continuing in the occupation, and ending at the handover of sovereignty to the new Iraqi government.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/iraq_war   (6373 words)

  
 2003 invasion of Iraq : 2003 Iraq war
The 2003 occupation of Iraq thereupon commenced, marked by ongoing violent conflict between the Iraqi and the occupying forces.
In 2002 the Iraq disarmament crisis arose primarily as a diplomatic situation, with United Nations actions regarding Iraq culminating in the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1441 and the resumption of weapons inspections.
Popular opposition to war on Iraq led to global protests, and the war was criticized by Belgium, Russia, France, China, Germany, and the Arab League.
www.fastload.org /20/2003_Iraq_war.html   (1681 words)

  
 Bloomberg.com: Worldwide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Hussein led Iraq into three wars, and his government was accused by human rights groups of genocide.
Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Hussein's half-brother and Iraq's intelligence chief at the time of the Dujail killings, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who issued death sentences to Dujail residents as the head of a court, will be executed after the end of the Eid al-Adha festival in January, Iraqi TV said.
Iraq, which had long claimed territorial rights over Kuwait, declared the country a province and defied UN demands to leave.
www.bloomberg.com /apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aY8dc2RqrRF0&refer=home   (1997 words)

  
 George W. Bush
The government still has no means to control vast regions of the country, UN forces help to secure the area around Kabul and some other places but Osama Bin Laden still has not been found.
Worldwide government positions on war on Iraq, The UN Security Council and the Iraq war.
This proposal would increase government surveillance on people in the United States suspected of terrorist activities and reduce judicial oversight over surveillance; authorize secret trials; and give the Justice Department the authority to revoke the American citizenship of anyone who belonged to an organization that the government deemed subversive.
www.theusaonline.com /presidents/george-w-bush.htm   (4559 words)

  
 Transformational Diplomacy
It was also assumed that weak and poorly governed states were merely a burden to their people, or at most, an international humanitarian concern but never a true security threat.
He created over 2,000 new positions and hired thousands of new employees and trained them all to be diplomatic leaders of tomorrow.
These are challenging jobs in critical countries like Iraq and Afghanistan and Sudan and Angola, countries where we are working with foreign citizens in difficult conditions to maintain security and fight poverty and make democratic reforms.
www.state.gov /secretary/rm/2006/59306.htm   (3045 words)

  
 Iraq War - Resources Selected by UMass Amherst Libraries
The Iraq Body Count Database - Compiles statistics on media-reported civilian deaths in Iraq resulting directly from military actions by the USA and its allies since 2003.
Lie by Lie: Chronicle of a War Foretold: August 1990 to March 2003 - a continually growing database/timeline, created by Mother Jones magazine, that documents what the writers argue are the lies that led up to the current war in Iraq.
The Wages of War: Iraqi Combatant and Noncombatant Fatalities in the 2003 Conflict - Estimates the total number of Iraqis killed in the 2003 war, based on hospital and burial reports, combat statistics, and battlefield testimony from both sides.
www.library.umass.edu /subject/iraqwar   (2548 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Publications: Middle East and Northern Africa : Iraq
Government security forces allegedly detained and tortured hundreds of individuals from al-Dujail in retaliation for an assassination attempt on Saddam Hussein as his motorcade passed through the town, sixty kilometers north of Baghdad.
He was subsequently in charge of Iraq's military occupation of Kuwait, and led forces that suppressed the popular uprising in the south of Iraq in March 1991, following the 1991 Gulf War.
Detainees held by the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere have been subjected to sleep and sensory deprivation, held in painful stress positions, forced to stand for long periods of time, interrogated while nude, and otherwise mistreated.
www.hrw.org /reports/world/iraq-pubs.php   (1772 words)

  
 German Greens back airspace for US warplanes
Accordingly, the war is “disputed in international law”, is “in no way warranted” and “cannot be justified”, the US administration has acted “over the heads of the majority of the Security Council, the international community and the world population” and their behaviour does not accord with the UN Charter.
Rejection of the Iraq war and at the same time the clinging to NATO are two sides of the same aim—to preserve and develop Germany’s own international weight.
This is the root cause of the diverse, vacillating, inconsistent and opportunist positions taken by the Greens.
www.wsws.org /articles/2003/apr2003/grns-a02_prn.shtml   (1392 words)

  
 AlterNet: War on Iraq: Iraq, A Battleground State
Once the city was surrounded, the helicopter and jet attacks on "suspected positions" of al-Mahdi soldiers would hardly have been needed to rebuff the modestly mounted Sadrist attack on one police station, but fit perfectly with a larger strategy of "softening up" the resistance after preventing it from escaping.
In Iraq, their control is slipping away one city at a time, a process that actually accelerated after the "transfer of sovereignty." A dramatic military offensive may be the only way they can imagine – especially since their thinking is so militarily oriented – to reverse this decline.
In the United States, their electoral position is not promising: their hope for a dramatic economic turnaround has been dashed; a post-sovereignty month of quiescence in our media about Iraq did not reduce opposition to the war; and recently there has been a further erosion of confidence in Bush's anti-terrorist policies.
www.alternet.org /waroniraq/19538   (2209 words)

  
 Baghdad Burning
He seems to have forgotten he was one of the supporters of the war and occupation, and an important member of one of the murderous pro-American governments.
It is the aggravation of having a government so blind and uncaring about their peoples needs that they don’t even feel like it’s necessary to go through the motions or put up an act.
Prior to the war, his wife and sister ran the shop, making the most persuasive sales duo in the history of cosmetics probably (the proof of this being a garishly colored neck scarf I bought 4 years ago and never took out of the closet since).
riverbendblog.blogspot.com   (15158 words)

  
 MTP Transcript for Oct. 8 - Meet the Press, online at MSNBC - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
And the state auditor’s got positions in the war on terror that are comprehensively positions of weakness.
One is the war in Iraq, a failed policy where we’re mired in a civil war, where we are losing lives every day and innocent Iraqi lives; and then our effort worldwide to begin to be effective against terror.
The government in Iraq is not threatening Kuwait, it’s not trying to restart a nuclear weapon program, it’s not using oil revenues to sponsor terrorism throughout the Mideast, it’s not competing with Iran to dominate the region.
www.cnbc.com /id/15116699/page/2   (1632 words)

  
 Windfalls of War - The Center for Public Integrity
Intercontinental, is present in Iraq as a subcontractor to the Air Force Augmentation Program, which provides support for existing U.S. Air Force contracts.
However, in late September 2003, the Army Corps of Engineers issued additional task orders totaling $278 million for the three companies and the Corps decided to raise the individual contract ceiling from $100 million to $500 million.
The 65-year old former oil-industry executive—he spent 37 years with Shell—is chairman of the board advising Thamir Ghadhban, the Iraqi appointed to head Iraq's oil ministry during the U.S. occupation.
www.publicintegrity.org /wow/bio.aspx?act=pro&ddlC=21   (1059 words)

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